I do not begrudge the morning birds the simplicity of their songs
How to wake into a world that does not instantly crush me with thoughts
Of what must be done
Of what could occur
How to wake into a world where the only question is
And listen to the chorus of birds
As it was yesterday
And will be tomorrow
Whether I am here or not to hear it
And the thousand things which concern me may indeed come to pass
Or simply move on
Without me caught within their grasp
The birds will sing
The sun will rise
And even though the clouds may obscure its shining countenance for an instant
All things become clear
The water just needs to sit still long enough
For reason to appear
*header image taken in the Carnarvon Gorge
14 thoughts on “Clear and constant”
A wonderful return!! I have missed you! Hope all is well? 🙂
Hi Colin, Thankyou and yes, I’m very well, have been just beautifully occupied with hiking, camping and all of the lovely things. I think 2020 left us all with a real craving for the natural world – I have never seen so many people and of all ages, out and about in our great national parks.
That’s great! Yes, it has been such a boxed-in year in so many ways. Thankfully, there seem more positive signs ahead!
So glad to hear from you, Kate 🙂 Who doesn’t seek relief from the thousand things which concern us these days?
Hi Rosaliene – yes exactly.
I’ve missed your work. 🙂 Glad to see you’re back and I hope all is well! ❤️
Hi Lucy – super well thanks, just busy with other things, trying to get back to the blog as I miss not only writing but reading and catching up with everyone else around the place x
Life can almost crush us at times…too much of everything but peace. Lovely.💙
It’s funny that the more modernised the world becomes the more we have to do ourselves – the banking used to be done by the bank teller, a fuel attendant filled our cars, we didn’t collect tax for the tax office and we weren’t responsible for the health and mental well-being of everyone on our staff, we didn’t have to report and collect data in nearly the proportions that we do now as we run a business…and when you had an enquire you could pop into an office and see someone or call a real human…so many things – independence is wonderful but responsibility can be – as you say – rather crushing. End of financial year 🤯😁
And check ourselves out and bag our own groceries—if we don’t use pickup or delivery. Have fast food delivered to our door. I wonder how long it will be until we all live in our own ivory tower with little human contact.
Ivory towers have many steps and make hollow noises in the night. I think it would be very boring and lonely.
Me too. 😕
A beautiful reminder of nature’s constancy…a comfort to us and a lesson for when our internal worlds overwhelm us.
Thanks Yacoob, I agree and I think it is why I try and escape into that comforting constancy (of nature) as often as possible.